US-based Bilt Rewards is offering a limited-time opportunity to sign up for free World of Hyatt status. Members who take advantage of the offer will enjoy Explorist status for 90 days, and also have an easy pathway to extend it or upgrade to top-tier Globalist status through to 2025 by way of a challenge.
If you’re based in the United States, this is an excellent opportunity to speed towards Globalist status; however, from a Canadian perspective, it’s going to require some fancy maneuvers.
Bilt Rewards Offers Free Hyatt Status
From March 28 to April 1, 2023, you can sign up for a 90-day trial of World of Hyatt Explorist status as part of the Bilt Rewards Rent Day promotion for April 2023.
The trial period, which runs from April 17–July 16, 2023, will let you test out what it’s like to have Explorist status for free. You’ll also have the opportunity to extend Explorist status or even upgrade to top-tier Globalist status by completing a status challenge within that time period.
To extend Explorist status through to February 2025, you’ll need to stay 10 nights within the 90-day period.
To upgrade to Globalist status and extend it through to February 2025, you’ll need to stay 20 nights within the 90-day period.
If you can make it work, this represents an excellent opportunity to earn World of Hyatt’s highest status tier, which usually requires staying 60 nights within a year.
Importantly, World of Hyatt award nights count towards your total, and you’re eligible to participate in the promotion even if you already enjoy status with World of Hyatt.
Therefore, it’s also possible to use this promotion to re-qualify as an existing Hyatt Globalist member if you feel you may not reach the 60-night threshold this year.
There are a few steps involved to take part in this opportunity, which we’ll outline in detail below.
How to Enrol in the Bilt Rewards Promotion
First of all, you’ll need to be a member of both World of Hyatt and Bilt Rewards to participate.
It’s important to note that this is a US-based promotion, and the terms and conditions state that Bilt Rewards is for US-based members only. If you’re a US resident, then it’s no problem; otherwise, this likely poses a bit of a barrier.
If you go to make a Bilt account from outside the US, you’ll likely run into an error during the account creation process.
One Prince of Travel team member had success in creating an account and registering for the promotion using a Google Voice number. Thus, if you don’t already have access to a US phone number, you may want to explore your options this way.
Next, you’ll need to use the Bilt app to register for the promotion, which will require downloading the app from the US version of the your mobile device’s App Store.
Once you’ve enrolled in both programs, you’ll then need to link your accounts on the Bilt app under the “Travel” tab.
Simply search for the World of Hyatt logo, and then link your accounts on the subsequent screen.
After this is done, head to the “Rent Day” tab and look for “Unlock World of Hyatt Elite Status”, and then follow the prompts to enroll.
If you’re able to get this far, you’ll receive confirmation of your enrolment by mid-April, at which point you can begin planning your strategy to extend the status to February 2025.
Stack with the “Bonus Journeys” Promotion
Keep in mind that this status challenge opportunity falls at the same time as World of Hyatt’s Spring 2023 “Bonus Journeys” promotion.
With the “Bonus Journeys” promotion, you’ll earn 3,000 World of Hyatt points for every two nights stayed, and award nights are also eligible for earning the extra points. You can also earn 500 bonus points if you have an eligible World of Hyatt credit card and stay for two nights in select cities.
Recall that Category 1 award nights can cost as few as 3,500 points per night, and with the bonus points earned from the promotion, you can effectively “mattress run” for a net cost of 2,000 points per night.
Therefore, if you’re able to register for the promotion, you can speed your way towards Globalist status that’s valid until 2025 for a net cost of just 40,000 World of Hyatt points.
The Bonus Journeys promotion is valid from March 20–May 26, 2023, with registration available until April 30, 2023. If you think this can fit into your overall status strategy, be sure to avail yourself of both offers to enjoy one of the most sought-after and difficult-to-earn elite status ranks in the game.
US-based Bilt Rewards is offering complimentary World of Hyatt Explorist status for 90 days as part of its Rent Day offers for April 2023.
Through this promotion, there’s also an incredible opportunity to fast-track your way to top-tier Globalist status by staying 20 nights between April 17 and July 16, 2023.
This is also a great opportunity to stack the World of Hyatt Spring 2023 “Bonus Journeys” promotion, with which you could in theory earn Globalist status for a net cost of just 40,000 World of Hyatt points.